Today and tomorrow, the Federal Trade Commission and the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law are hosting a public event on consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings. This is the first in a series of FTC roundtable discussions on these topics.
|WHAT:||“Protecting Consumers in Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration:
A Roundtable Discussion”
|WHEN:||August 5 & 6, 2009 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Time|
|WHERE:||Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Law School
375 E. Chicago Ave. (corner of Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60611
A live webcast, agenda, and information about the participants are available at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/debtcollectround/index.shtm.
Interested parties are also highly encouraged to submit written comments or original research through September 1, 2009. Comments should refer to “Debt Collection Roundtable – Comment, Project No. P094806.” To file electronically, follow the instructions and fill out the form at https://secure.commentworks.com/ftc-debtcollectroundtable1.
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,500 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.